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Mortal Danger: Elizabeth Moon’s Trading in Danger

Some writers create momentum from a chapter to the next that keeps the reader’s attention; sometimes energy lasts for a whole book, and sometimes it lasts for a whole series. Elizabeth Moon is such a writer. Her Vatta’s universe is … Continue reading

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How to Read Like a Book Dragon: a Reader’s Manifesto

How to read like a Book Dragon: a Reader’s Manifesto I am not an ordinary bookworm. I do not crawl around contenting myself on bits and pieces of writing. No, I am a book dragon who treasures books like gold! I … Continue reading

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Talk-Story and Ghost Words: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

                    The value given to words is a shared experience between the storyteller and the receiver; both must be open to the story for it to have impact. Oral stories are … Continue reading

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Capturing Character: J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

J. K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy explores the gaping hole left by Barry Fairbrother’s absence when he unexpectedly dies. It is a darkly comical novel set in the little town of Pagford, England. J. K. Rowling is a master storyteller … Continue reading

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